Eggplant Lasagna

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Finally harvested eggplants from my vegetable garden! And with some homemade ricotta cheese, marinara sauce and parmigiano, this dish was perfect for lunch served with a side of green salad!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggplants, sliced lenghtwise in 8 pieces
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2  cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a baking sheet, lay eggplant slice, sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.  Roast/broil in oven until light brown and soft (about 25 minutes) flipping halfway through.  Set aside.
  3. Heat saute pan on medium. Add 1 tbs oil, garlic and mushrooms.  Add italian seasoning and cook until mushrooms are soft. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg and mushrooms. Mix.
  5. Spread 1/2 cup of marinara sauce on bottom of 9 inch square baking dish. Lay half of eggplant slices over marinara sauce. Place a layer of ricotta mix.  Lay the rest of the eggplant slices over the ricotta, then add another layer of marinara sauce.  Top with parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake until top is brown and crusty (approximately 35 minutes).  Serve warm.

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» jenn said: { Dec 6, 2009 - 07:12 }

Mmmmm…i love me a good eggplant dish. This is one of them. Yum!!

» Claudia said: { Dec 7, 2009 - 04:12 }

Heavenly! Just love that you made your own ricotta. Eggplants is grand in lasagne.

» redkathy said: { Dec 7, 2009 - 10:12 }

I love eggplant. Tried a lasagna one and it was a bit too soft. I didn’t roast them first, but will certainly try that next time… Yours looks fabulous.

» Vegetable Matter said: { Dec 8, 2009 - 08:12 }

I have tons of eggplant I need to use up ASAP thanks to the snow we had last week. Your recipe comes at the perfect time, and it sounds fabulous!

» Alta (Tasty Eats At Home) said: { Dec 8, 2009 - 08:12 }

Sounds delightful!

» MrsLavendula said: { Dec 10, 2009 - 04:12 }

sounds good and the photo looks delicious!

» Zach said: { Dec 12, 2009 - 08:12 }

wow! That looks great. I love eggplant lasagna.


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